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On This Day in History:  October 27

October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 65 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2016
N.J. store clerk buys old workplace after lottery win. One New Jersey convenience store worker recently got to breathe life into the fantasy of buying the business he worked for, courtesy of a $1.25 million state lottery win.
2016
UPS worker busts up lottery scam. An alert New York UPS employee is credited with saving an elderly Iowa woman from losing thousands of dollars in cash.
2016
Woman receives realistic lottery scam letter, check. With two months left before Christmas, scammers are out in full force, trying to separate victims from their life savings.
2015
Illinois border states report increased lottery sales. With Illinois delaying payouts of more than $600 because of its budget mess, neighboring states are salivating at the chance to boost their own lottery sales. Businesses near borders, particularly in Indiana, Kentucky and Iowa, say they've already noticed a difference.
2015
Ex-Minnesota Lottery executive pleads guilty in car-crash case. A former top Minnesota Lottery official suing over her termination pleaded guilty Monday to a drunken-driving charge stemming from a serious car crash last December.
2013
N.Y. man accused of pulling box cutter on clerk after lottery mistake. A man who had losing lottery tickets due to a store clerk's error stood accused this weekend of threatening the clerk with a box cutter on Long Island.
2011
$203 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot heats up. There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $203 million for Saturday's drawing.
2011
Penn. newsstand sells $4.2M winning lottery ticket. At a newsstand in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a worker verified a customer's $4,206,027 winning lottery ticket, and then walked with him to the lottery offices to collect the prize.
2010
Georgia man's second big lottery win is for $1M. A Metter, Georgia, man won a $1 million prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Maximum Green.
2009
Maryland Lottery director hired by D.C. Lottery. Buddy Roogow is leaving the Maryland Lottery, and has accepted the post of Executive Director of the D.C. Lottery and Charitable Games.
2009
Calif. Lottery pays out $264,000 after game show mistake. The California Lottery will pay $264,000 in additional winnings to nine people whose names were mistakenly transposed on forms during a lottery game show.
2006
N.C. lottery begins pick 5 game today. Sales of the North Carolina lottery's new Cash 5 lotto game will begin today.
2006
Ontario lottery to be investigated. The Ontario Ombudsman will investigate allegations about "insiders" winning a disproportionate number of lotteries to restore public trust in the province's lottery corporation.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $57 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $57 million Wednesday.
2004
NY has new pair of lottery millionaires. Two men from Jamaica, New York who moved to the United States in search of the American dream have found both success and luck, after winning a combined $19 million in lottery prizes this month.
2004
Lottery-winning sisters to donate sizable portion. Two struggling, underpaid single mothers plan to donate a sizable portion of their $11.3 million jackpot win to their outpatient alcohol- and drug-treatment center.
2003
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $35 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $35 million Saturday.
2003
One ticket wins $15 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $15 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
2003
If you mail in a 'fee' to claim a 'sweepstakes' prize, you've lost. You have not won a sweepstakes that you can claim by mailing in a "processing fee." Anybody who asks you to send in a processing fee to win a prize is lying to you.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$687.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2018
2.$252 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 28, 2014
3.€177.73 Million
US$247.84 Million
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2010
4.$203 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2011
5.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2016
6.€163.54 Million
US$178.37 Million
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2016
7.$147 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 28, 2005
8.€113 Million
US$142.93 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2006
9.$142 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2014
10.$140 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2019
10.$140 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2010
12.€101 Million
US$130.82 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2012
13.$117 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2015
14.€77 Million
US$113.79 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2009
15.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 28, 2015
16.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2019
17.€90 Million
US$102.65 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2018
18.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2012
19.€79 Million
US$89.71 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2018
20.$83 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 28, 2006
21.€71 Million
US$78.82 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2019
22.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2013
23.€65.94 Million
US$73.61 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2019
24.$72 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2010
25.$67 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 28, 2011

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Sunday, Oct 27, 1991
28 years old
1990
Saturday, Oct 27, 1990
29 years old
1985
Sunday, Oct 27, 1985
34 years old
1983
Thursday, Oct 27, 1983
36 years old
1972
Friday, Oct 27, 1972
47 years old
1967
Friday, Oct 27, 1967
52 years old
1967
Friday, Oct 27, 1967
52 years old
1966
Thursday, Oct 27, 1966
53 years old
1964
Tuesday, Oct 27, 1964
55 years old
1961
Friday, Oct 27, 1961
58 years old
1960
Thursday, Oct 27, 1960
59 years old
1960
Thursday, Oct 27, 1960
59 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
A gunman opens fire on a Pittsburgh synagogue killing 11 and injuring 6, including 4 police officers.
2017
Catalonia declares independence from Spain.
2014
Britain withdraws from Afghanistan at the end of Operation Herrick, after 12 years four months and seven days.
1999
Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing the Prime Minister and seven others.
1997
The 1997 Asian financial crisis causes a crash in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
1995
Former Prime Minister of Italy Bettino Craxi is convicted in absentia of corruption.
1994
Gliese 229B is the first Substellar Mass Object to be unquestionably identified.
1992
United States Navy radioman Allen R. Schindler, Jr. is murdered by shipmate Terry M. Helvey for being gay, precipitating debate about gays in the military that results in the United States' "Don't ask, don't tell" military policy.
1991
Turkmenistan achieves independence from the Soviet Union.
1988
Cold War: Ronald Reagan suspends construction of the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow due to Soviet listening devices in the building structure.
1986
The British government suddenly deregulates financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operate in the country, in an event now referred to as the Big Bang.
1981
Cold War: The Soviet submarine S-363 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
1979
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
1971
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is renamed Zaire.
1967
Catholic priest Philip Berrigan and others of the 'Baltimore Four' protest the Vietnam War by pouring blood on Selective Service records.
1964
Ronald Reagan delivers a speech on behalf of the Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater. The speech launches his political career and comes to be known as "A Time for Choosing".
1962
Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down over Cuba by a Soviet-supplied surface-to-air missile.
1962
By refusing to agree to the firing of a nuclear torpedo at a US warship, Vasily Arkhipov averts nuclear war.
1962
A aircraft carrying Enrico Mattei, post-war Italian administrator, crashes in mysterious circumstances.
1961
NASA tests the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.
1958
Iskander Mirza, the first President of Pakistan, is deposed by General Ayub Khan, who had been appointed the enforcer of martial law by Mirza 20 days earlier.
1954
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.
1944
World War II: German forces capture Banská Bystrica during Slovak National Uprising thus bringing it to an end.
1936
Mrs Wallis Simpson obtains her divorce, which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne.
1930
Ratifications exchanged in London for the first London Naval Treaty go into effect immediately, further limiting the expensive naval arms race among its five signatories.
1924
The Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union.
1922
A referendum in Rhodesia rejects the country's annexation to the South African Union.
1916
Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasu V, is defeated by Fitawrari abte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zewditu I.
1914
First World War: The new British battleship HMS Audacious is sunk by a minefield laid by the armed German merchant-cruiser Berlin.
1907
Fifteen people are killed in Hungary when a gunman opens fire on a crowd gathered at a church consecration.
1904
The first underground New York City Subway line opens, later designated as the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line.
1870
Franco-Prussian War: Marshal Bazaine surrenders to Prussian forces at the conclusion of the Siege of Metz along with 140,000 French soldiers.
1838
Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be killed.
1810
United States annexes the former Spanish colony of West Florida.
1806
The French Army enters Berlin, following the Battle of Jena-Auerstedt.
1795
The United States and Spain sign the Treaty of Madrid, which establishes the boundaries between Spanish colonies and the U.S.
1775
King George III expands on his Proclamation of Rebellion in the Thirteen Colonies in his speech from the throne at the opening of Parliament.
1682
Philadelphia is founded in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
1644
Second Battle of Newbury in the English Civil War.
1553
Condemned as a heretic, Michael Servetus is burned at the stake just outside Geneva.
1524
French troops lay siege to Pavia.
1275
Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam.
939
Æthelstan, the first king of all England, dies and is succeeded by his half-brother, Edmund I.
312
Constantine is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross.

Births On This Day

1999
Haruka Kudo, Japanese singer and actress
1997
Lonzo Ball, American basketball player
1993
Kiefer Ravena, Filipino basketball player
1992
Stephan El Shaarawy, Italian footballer
1992
Emily Hagins, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1992
Brandon Saad, American ice hockey player
1991
Shohei Takahashi, Japanese footballer
1990
Dimitrios Gkourtsas, Greek footballer
1990
Oktovianus Maniani, Indonesian footballer
1989
Mark Barron, American football player
1988
Brady Ellison, American archer
1988
Viktor Genev, Bulgarian footballer
1988
Illimar Pärn, Estonian ski jumper
1988
Evan Turner, American basketball player
1987
Thelma Aoyama, Japanese singer
1987
Björn Barrefors, Swedish decathlete and heptathlete.
1987
Andrew Bynum, American basketball player
1987
Guillaume Franke, French-German rugby player
1986
Jon Niese, American baseball player
1986
Matty Pattison, South African-English footballer
1986
David Warner, Australian cricketer
1985
Sirli Hanni, Estonian biathlete
1985
Sandra Volk, Slovenian tennis player
1984
Sebastian Gacki, Canadian actor
1984
Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player
1984
Kostas Kapetanos, Greek footballer
1984
Kelly Osbourne, English television personality
1984
Brady Quinn, American football player
1984
Emilie Ullerup, Danish-Canadian actress
1983
Brent Clevlen, American baseball player
1983
Takuro Okuyama, Japanese footballer
1983
Martín Prado, Venezuelan baseball player
1982
Patrick Fugit, American actor and producer
1982
Takashi Tsukamoto, Japanese actor and singer
1981
Salem Al Fakir, Swedish singer and keyboard player
1981
Sririta Jensen, Thai actress and model
1981
Volkan Demirel, Turkish footballer
1981
Kristi Richards, Canadian skier
1980
Sayuri Osuga, Japanese speed skater and cyclist
1980
Tanel Padar, Estonian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1980
Henriett Seth F., Hungarian autistic savant artist and author
1979
Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Japanese footballer
1978
Sergei Samsonov, Russian ice hockey player and scout
1978
Vanessa-Mae, Singaporean-English violinist and skier
1977
Jiří Jarošík, Czech footballer
1977
Sheeri Rappaport, American actress
1977
Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lankan cricketer
1976
Bobby Fish, American professional wrestler
1976
Maneet Chauhan, Indian-American chef and author
1976
Wilson Raimundo Júnior, Brazilian footballer
1975
Nicola Mazzucato, Italian rugby player and coach
1975
Aron Ralston, American mountaineer and engineer
1973
Jason Johnson, American baseball player
1973
Semmy Schilt, Dutch kick-boxer and mixed martial artist
1972
Lee Clark, English footballer and manager
1972
Elissa, Lebanese singer
1972
Evan Coyne Maloney, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1972
Maria Mutola, Mozambican runner and coach
1972
Brad Radke, American baseball player
1971
Stefano Guidoni, Italian footballer
1971
Jorge Soto, Peruvian footballer
1971
Theodoros Zagorakis, Greek footballer and politician
1970
Karl Backman, Swedish guitarist and songwriter
1970
Felix Bwalya, Zambian boxer (d. 1997)
1970
Adrian Erlandsson, Swedish drummer
1970
Jonathan Stroud, English author
1970
Ruslana Taran, Ukrainian sailor
1969
Marek Napiórkowski, Polish jazz guitarist and composer
1969
Michael Tarnat, German footballer
1968
Dileep, Indian actor and producer
1968
Alain Auderset, Swiss author and illustrator
1968
Vinny Samways, English footballer and manager
1967
Simone Moro, Italian mountaineer and pilot
1967
Dejan Raičković, Montenegrin footballer and manager
1967
Scott Weiland, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
1966
Steve Almond, American author and educator
1966
Kit Malthouse, English accountant and politician
1966
Hege Nerland, Norwegian lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
1966
Masanobu Takashima, Japanese actor
1965
Mohan Kapoor, Indian television and film actor
1964
Mary T. Meagher, American swimmer
1964
Mark Taylor, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
1964
Ian Wells, English footballer (d. 2013)
1963
David Hall, Australian horse trainer
1963
Marla Maples, American model and actress
1963
Tom McKean, Scottish runner
1960
Tom Nieto, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1959
Rick Carlisle, American basketball player and coach
1958
Gordon Cowans, English footballer
1958
David Hazeltine, American pianist and composer
1958
Simon Le Bon, English singer-songwriter
1958
Jonathan Shapiro, South African political cartoonist who uses the pseudonym Zapiro
1958
Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer (d. 2009)
1957
Glenn Hoddle, English footballer and manager
1957
Peter Marc Jacobson, American actor, director, and producer
1956
Patty Sheehan, American golfer
1956
Babis Tsertos, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player
1955
Debra Bowen, American lawyer and politician, 31st Secretary of State of California
1954
Jan Duursema, American illustrator
1954
Mike Kelley, American artist and musician (d. 2012)
1954
Chris Tavaré, English cricketer and biologist
1953
Peter Firth, English actor
1953
Robert Picardo, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1952
Roberto Benigni, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter
1952
Francis Fukuyama, American political scientist, economist, and author
1952
Atsuyoshi Furuta, Japanese footballer
1952
Topi Sorsakoski, Finnish singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
1951
K. K. Downing, English guitarist and songwriter
1951
Carlos Frenk, Mexican-English physicist, cosmologist, and academic
1951
Nancy Jacobs, American politician
1951
Jayne Kennedy, American model, actress, and sportscaster
1950
Michael Driscoll, English economist and academic
1950
Fran Lebowitz, American author
1950
Július Šupler, Slovak ice hockey player and coach
1950
A. N. Wilson, English journalist, historian, and author
1949
Garry Tallent, American bass player (E Street Band) and record producer
1946
Peter Martins, Danish dancer and choreographer
1946
Steven R. Nagel, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (d. 2014)
1946
Ivan Reitman, Czech-Canadian actor, director, and producer
1945
Arild Andersen, Norwegian bassist and composer
1945
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazilian union leader and politician, 35th President of Brazil
1945
Carrie Snodgress, American actress (d. 2004)
1944
J. A. Jance, American author and poet
1943
Carmen Argenziano, American actor and producer
1943
Jerry Rook, American basketball player and coach
1942
Lee Greenwood, American singer-songwriter
1942
Janusz Korwin-Mikke, Polish journalist and politician
1941
Dave Costa, American football player (d. 2013)
1941
Warren Ryan, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
1941
Dick Trickle, American race car driver (d. 2013)
1940
John Gotti, American mob boss (d. 2002)
1940
Maxine Hong Kingston, American author and academic
1939
John Cleese, English actor, comedian, screenwriter and producer
1939
Suzy Covey, American scholar and academic (d. 2007)
1939
Dallas Frazier, American country music singer-songwriter
1938
Lara Parker, American actress and author
1936
Neil Sheehan, American journalist and author
1935
Frank Adonis, American actor and screenwriter
1935
Maurício de Sousa, Brazilian journalist and cartoonist
1935
Charlie Tagawa, Japanese-American banjo player and educator
1934
Giorgos Konstantinou, Greek actor, director, and screenwriter
1933
Floyd Cramer, American singer and pianist (d. 1997)
1933
Ryō Hanmura, Japanese author (d. 2002)
1932
Jean-Pierre Cassel, French actor (d. 2007)
1932
Harry Gregg, Northern Irish footballer and manager
1932
Dolores Moore, American baseball player (d. 2000)
1932
Sylvia Plath, American poet, novelist, and short story writer (d. 1963)
1931
Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian physician, psychiatrist, and author
1931
Anatoliy Zayaev, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1930
Leo Baxendale, English cartoonist (d. 2017)
1930
Barry Supple, English historian and academic
1929
Myra Carter, American actress (d. 2016)
1929
Bill George, American football player (d. 1982)
1929
Maurice Robert Johnston, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire
1928
Gilles Vigneault, Canadian singer-songwriter and poet
1927
Dominick Argento, American composer and educator
1926
Boris Chetkov, Russian painter (d. 2010)
1926
H. R. Haldeman, American businessman and diplomat, 4th White House Chief of Staff (d. 1993)
1926
Takumi Shibano, Japanese author and translator (d. 2010)
1925
Warren Christopher, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 63rd United States Secretary of State (d. 2011)
1925
Jane Connell, American actress and singer (d. 2013)
1925
Paul Fox, English broadcaster
1925
Monica Sims, English radio host and producer
1924
Bonnie Lou, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
1923
Roy Lichtenstein, American painter and sculptor (d. 1997)
1923
Ned Wertimer, American actor (d. 2013)
1922
Poul Bundgaard, Danish actor and singer (d. 1998)
1922
Ruby Dee, American actress and poet (d. 2014)
1922
Michel Galabru, French actor and playwright (d. 2016)
1922
Ralph Kiner, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2014)
1921
Warren Allen Smith, American journalist, author, and activist (d. 2017)
1920
Nanette Fabray, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2018)
1920
K. R. Narayanan, Indian lawyer and politician, 10th President of India (d. 2005)
1918
Mihkel Mathiesen, Estonian engineer and politician (d. 2003)
1918
Teresa Wright, American actress and singer (d. 2005)
1917
Augustine Harris, English bishop (d. 2007)
1917
Oliver Tambo, South African lawyer and politician (d. 1993)
1915
Harry Saltzman, Canadian-French production manager and producer (d. 1994)
1914
Ahmet Kireççi, Turkish wrestler (d. 1979)
1914
Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet and playwright (d. 1953)
1913
Joe Medicine Crow, American anthropologist, historian, and author (d. 2016)
1913
Luigi Piotti, Italian race car driver (d. 1971)
1910
Jack Carson, Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1963)
1910
Margaret Hutchinson Rousseau, American chemical engineer (d. 2000)
1908
Lee Krasner, American painter (d. 1984)
1906
Peter Blume, Belarusian-American painter and sculptor (d. 1992)
1906
Earle Cabell, American banker and politician, Mayor of Dallas (d. 1975)
1906
Kazuo Ohno, Japanese dancer and educator (d. 2010)
1904
Riho Lahi, Estonian journalist and author (d. 1995)
1894
Agda Helin, Swedish actress (d. 1984)
1894
Oliver Leese, English-Welsh general (d. 1978)
1894
Fritz Sauckel, German sailor and politician (d. 1946)
1890
Toshinari Shōji, Japanese general (d. 1974)
1885
Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish painter (d. 1948)
1884
Shirō Takasu, Japanese admiral (d. 1944)
1877
Walt Kuhn, American painter and academic (d. 1949)
1877
George Thompson, English cricketer and umpire (d. 1943)
1868
William Gillies, Australian politician, 21st Premier of Queensland (d. 1928)
1865
Charles Spencelayh, English painter and academic (d. 1958)
1858
Elliott Lewis, Australian politician, 19th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1935)
1858
Saitō Makoto, Japanese admiral and politician, 30th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1936)
1858
Theodore Roosevelt, American colonel and politician, 26th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
1854
William Alexander Smith, Scottish religious leader, founded the Boys' Brigade (d. 1914)
1844
Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Swedish journalist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)
1842
Giovanni Giolitti, Italian politician, 13th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1928)
1838
John Davis Long, American lawyer and politician, 34th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1915)
1814
Daniel H. Wells, American religious leader and politician, 3rd Mayor of Salt Lake City (d. 1891)
1811
Stevens T. Mason, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Michigan (d. 1843)
1811
Isaac Singer, American actor and businessman, founded the Singer Corporation (d. 1875)
1806
Juan Seguín, American colonel, judge, and politician, 101st Mayor of San Antonio (d. 1890)
1782
Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1840)
1765
Nancy Storace, English soprano (d. 1817)
1760
August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, Prussian field marshal (d. 1831)
1744
Mary Moser, English painter and academic (d. 1819)
1703
Johann Gottlieb Graun, German violinist and composer (d. 1771)
1661
Fyodor Apraksin, Russian admiral (d. 1728)
1615
Christian I, Duke of Saxe-Merseburg, (d. 1691)
1572
Marie Elisabeth of France, French princess (d. 1578)
1561
Mary Sidney, English writer, patroness and translator (d. 1621)
1401
Catherine of Valois (d. 1437)
1335
Taejo of Joseon (d. 1408)
1156
Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse (d. 1222)
921
Chai Rong, Chinese emperor (d. 959)
892
Emperor Ai of Tang, Chinese emperor (d. 908)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, chairman of Leicester City F.C (b. 1958)
2016
Takahito, Prince Mikasa, member of the Imperial Family of Japan (b. 1915)
2015
Ayerdhal, French author (b. 1959)
2015
Ranjit Roy Chaudhury, Indian pharmacologist and academic (b. 1930)
2015
Betsy Drake, French-American actress and singer (b. 1923)
2015
Philip French, English journalist, critic, and producer (b. 1933)
2014
Daniel Boulanger, French actor and screenwriter (b. 1922)
2014
Shin Hae-chul, South Korean singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1968)
2014
Starke Taylor, American soldier and politician, mayor of Dallas (b. 1922)
2013
Noel Davern, Irish lawyer and politician, Minister for Education and Skills (b. 1945)
2013
Leonard Herzenberg, American immunologist, geneticist, and academic (b. 1931)
2013
Luigi Magni, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1928)
2013
Lou Reed, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (b. 1942)
2013
Michael Wilkes, English general and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey (b. 1940)
2013
Vinko Coce, Croatian opera and pop singer (b. 1954)
2012
Terry Callier, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1945)
2012
Angelo Maria Cicolani, Italian engineer and politician (b. 1952)
2012
Regina Dourado, Brazilian actress (b. 1952)
2012
Hans Werner Henze, German composer and educator (b. 1926)
2012
Rodney S. Quinn, American colonel, pilot, and politician, 44th Secretary of State of Maine (b. 1923)
2012
Göran Stangertz, Swedish actor and director (b. 1944)
2011
James Hillman, American psychologist and author (b. 1926)
2011
Robert Pritzker, American businessman, co-founded Marmon Group (b. 1926)
2010
Néstor Kirchner, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 51st President of Argentina (b. 1950)
2009
John David Carson, American actor (b. 1952)
2009
August Coppola, American author and academic (b. 1934)
2009
David Shepherd, English cricketer and umpire (b. 1940)
2008
Chris Bryant, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1936)
2008
Ray Ellis, American conductor and producer (b. 1923)
2008
Frank Nagai, Japanese singer (b. 1932)
2008
Roy Stewart, Jamaican-English actor and stuntman (b. 1925)
2007
Moira Lister, South African actress (b. 1923)
2006
Jozsef Gregor, Hungarian opera singer (b. 1940)
2006
Reko Lundán, Finnish journalist and author (b. 1969)
2006
Marlin McKeever, American football player (b. 1940)
2006
Joe Niekro, American baseball player (b. 1944)
2006
Brad Will, American journalist and activist (b. 1970)
2005
Jerry Cooke, Ukrainian-American photographer and journalist (b. 1921)
2004
Lester Lanin, American bandleader (b. 1907)
2004
Paulo Sérgio Oliveira da Silva, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)
2004
Zdenko Runjić, Croatian songwriter and producer (b. 1942)
2003
Rod Roddy, American game show announcer (b. 1937)
2003
Stephanie Tyrell, American songwriter and producer (b. 1949)
2002
Tom Dowd, American record producer and engineer (b. 1925)
2002
Valve Pormeister, Estonian architect (b. 1922)
2001
Pradeep Kumar, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1925)
2000
Walter Berry (bass-baritone), Austrian lyric bass-baritone (b. 1929)
1999
Robert Mills, American physicist and academic (b. 1927)
1999
Charlotte Perriand, French architect and designer (b. 1903)
1996
Arthur Tremblay, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1917)
1992
David Bohm, American-English physicist and philosopher (b. 1917)
1992
Allen R. Schindler, Jr. American sailor (b. 1969)
1991
George Barker, English author and poet (b. 1913)
1990
Xavier Cugat, Spanish-American violinist, bandleader, and actor (b. 1900)
1990
Jacques Demy, French actor, singer, director, and screenwriter (b. 1931)
1990
Elliott Roosevelt, American general and author (b. 1910)
1990
Ugo Tognazzi, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
1988
Charles Hawtrey, English actor, singer, and pianist (b. 1914)
1982
Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes, President of Guatemala (1958 - 1963) (b. 1895)
1980
Judy LaMarsh, Canadian soldier, lawyer, and politician, 42nd Secretary of State for Canada (b. 1924)
1980
John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, American physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
1977
James M. Cain, American journalist and author (b. 1892)
1976
Deryck Cooke, English musicologist and author (b. 1919)
1975
Rex Stout, American detective novelist (b. 1886)
1974
C. P. Ramanujam, Indian mathematician and academic (b. 1938)
1968
Lise Meitner, Austrian-English physicist and academic (b. 1878)
1962
Rudolf Anderson, American soldier and pilot (b. 1927)
1962
Enrico Mattei, Italian businessman and politician (b. 1906)
1957
James McGirr, Australian politician, 28th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1890)
1953
Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)
1949
Marcel Cerdan, Algerian-French boxer (b. 1916)
1947
William Fay, Irish actor and producer, co-founded the Abbey Theatre (b. 1872)
1942
Helmuth Hübener, German activist (b. 1925)
1935
Ernest Eldridge, English race car driver (b. 1897)
1930
Ellen Hayes, American mathematician and astronomer (b. 1851)
1929
Théodore Tuffier, French surgeon (b. 1857)
1927
Squizzy Taylor, Australian gangster (b. 1888)
1926
Warren Wood, American golfer and soldier (b. 1887)
1917
Arthur Rhys-Davids, English lieutenant and pilot (b. 1897)
1880
Thrasyvoulos Zaimis, Greek soldier and politician, 48th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1822)
1816
Santō Kyōden, Japanese poet and painter (b. 1761)
1812
Isaac Brock, British army officer and administrator, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (b. 1769)
1789
John Cook, American farmer and politician, 6th Governor of Delaware (b. 1730)
1675
Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician and academic (b. 1602)
1674
Hallgrímur Pétursson, Icelandic minister and poet (b. 1614)
1670
Vavasor Powell, Welsh minister (b. 1617)
1666
Robert Hubert, French watchmaker (b. 1640)
1652
Henry II, Count of Nassau-Siegen (b. 1611)
1617
Ralph Winwood, English lawyer and politician, English Secretary of State (b. 1563)
1613
Gabriel Báthory, Prince of Transylvania (b. 1589)
1605
Akbar, Mughal emperor (b. 1542)
1573
Laurentius Petri, Swedish archbishop (b. 1499)
1561
Lope de Aguirre, Spanish explorer (b. 1510)
1553
Michael Servetus, Spanish physician and theologian (b. 1511)
1513
George Manners, 11th Baron de Ros, English nobleman
1505
Ivan III of Russia (b. 1440)
1485
Rodolphus Agricola, Dutch philosopher, poet and educator (b. 1443)
1449
Ulugh Beg, Persian astronomer, mathematician and sultan (b. 1394)
1441
Margery Jourdemayne, executed for treasonable witchcraft
1439
Albert II of Germany (b. 1397)
1430
Vytautas, Lithuanian ruler (b. 1350)
1331
Abulfeda, Arab historian and geographer (b. 1273)
1329
Mahaut, Countess of Artois (b. 1268)
1327
Elizabeth de Burgh, queen of Robert the Bruce
1326
Hugh le Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester (b. 1262)
1312
John II, Duke of Brabant (b. 1275)
1303
Beatrice of Castile, wife of King Afonso III of Portugal
1277
Walter de Merton, Lord Chancellor of England
1272
Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1213)
1269
Ulrich III, Duke of Carinthia (b. c.1220)
939
Æthelstan, English king (b. 894)

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